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Summer Legal Associates.

LAURA BERNER is a first-year student at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, Calif., where she's a member of the Environmental Law Journal and the Environmental Law Society, and is helping to organize a conference on oceans this March. A 1997 graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a B.A. in biology, Berner will be our first legal associate in memory who is licensed to pilot large sailing vessels on the high seas. She spent a nautical undergraduate semester sailing between Florida and Honduras, and then worked for several years as a captain and first mate for the schooner Liberty in Boston and Key West. She also has spent a number of summers as a landscaping supervisor in Vermont and New Hampshire.

INGRID SCHUPBACH is a second-year law student at Harvard, where she serves as executive editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and has been working since the beginning of the summer on bankruptcy issues for Professor Elizabeth Warren. During the same period, she has interned with the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston, where she is focusing on civil enforcement. Schupbach is a 1997 graduate of Yale University, and a comparative literature major. She holds a black belt in karate, enjoys designing simple web pages (she reports), speaks fluent French, is a native German speaker, and can carry on a conversation in Italian.

ANDREW TITTLER graduated from Boston College Law School this year. He holds a Master's in geology from Cornell University (and is the author or co-author of six scholarly papers in that field), as well as a Bachelor's from Williams College, from which he graduated in 1992. Last summer Tittler worked on land use and real estate matters at the Boston firm of Rackemann, Sawyer and Brewster, and the summer before that, in the regional solicitor's office of the U.S. Department of the Interior. In the fall he returns to the main office of DOI in Washington to begin a three-year honors program. Tittler is bilingual in English and French.

ALEXSANDRA VALLEJO is a second-year student at Boston University Law School, and a 1997 graduate of the University of Texas, Austin, from which she earned a B.A. with honors in psychology. While at B.U., she's participated on the national Hispanic Moot Court Team, and is currently secretary of the Environmental Law Society. Last summer, Vallejo worked at the Gulf Coast Legal Foundation in Houston, Tx., where she focused on issues of civil rights, poverty, and benefits law. She also has volunteered at Shelter Legal Services in Boston, which provides representation for the homeless. Vallejo is proficient in Spanish.

RACHEL RUBINSTEIN will be a legal associate this summer in our Montpelier office. She is a second-year student at Vermont Law School and is simultaneously enrolled in the environmental law Master's degree program. She earned a B.S. in 1996 from Indiana University, Where she concentrated in environmental science. At Vermont Law, she is active in the Women's Law Group.
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Title Annotation:Conservation Law Foundation
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Date:Jun 22, 2000
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